SmartLipo, also referred to as laser liposuction, is a revolutionary new procedure that removes unwanted areas of fat from the body quickly and safely. The SmartLipo procedure also promises rapid recovery, with results generally showing one week after treatment.
SmartLipo is performed using a 1mm cannula, which is inserted underneath the skin. This cannula contains a fibre optic cable, which is guided to the treatment area and through which laser energy is directed, melting the fat cells and breaking them down. They are then aspirated (suctioned) through the cannula thus completely removing them from that particular area of the body.
The advantage of SmartLipo is that unlike liposuction, the skin surrounding the treated area tightens after treatment for a smoother, natural finish. This is because the laser stimulates the production of collagen. Liposuction can often leave saggy looking skin that somewhat masks the benefit of the fat removal.
Another advantage to SmartLipo is that it can be used almost anywhere on the body thanks to the simple and safe nature of the procedure. Melting the fat cells is a far gentler technique than the liposuction method of scraping, which is damaging to the nerves and arteries surrounding the treatment area. SmartLipo is performed under local anaesthetic meaning that patients can return to work in as little as one or two days, and experience minimal bruising and swelling. The cost for this treatment is consequently lower as you will not need to pay for an overnight hospital stay or the use of a surgical theatre.
Scarring is also minimal with SmartLipo treatment, thanks to the use of the 1mm cannula which is much smaller than traditional liposuction cannulas – usually around 3 to 6mm.
At botonics our expert surgeons can offer smooth, stress free and highly effective smart liposuction treatment.